The-Dream – “1+1” (Original Demo Version for Beyonce)

Beyonce‘s new single, “1+1″, the latest track to emerge from her upcoming album 4, was a breath of fresh air when it debuted last week. The slow-burner is quite a contrast to the frenetic dance numbers that we’d heard up to that point, and was debuted in a live performance on American Idol. The outstanding Idol performance was soon followed by an candid iPhone video of Beyonce rehearsing the song in her dressing room, with no mics and just a piano for accompaniment.

So, if you loved the song but you’re getting bored of Mrs Carter’s recital of basic mathematics, you can now hear The-Dream‘s original demo of the track. The man who let Christina Milian go wrote the track and actually sounds decent on this. It’s at least worth a listen.

The-Dream – “1+1”: